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12 United States Championship Matches That WWE Fans Won't Ever Forget
By SHANE O'NEILL
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto
On January 11, 2016, Kalisto took a big solo step by winning his first singles title against Alberto Del Rio, who demanded a rematch on that week's "SmackDown." Kalisto’s title run ended that night, and as "SmackDown" was technically taped on January 12, he only held the title for a single day.
Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
Defending US Champion Samoa Joe wiped the floor with Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 35 in 2019, forcing him to submit in just under a minute. Mysterio went into the match with a shoulder injury but instead of calling off the match, it was a quick win that fans won’t forget.
Edge vs. Test
As the WCW began retiring championships in 2001, the last Survivor Series concluded with Edge walking away with both the WCW US Championship title and the Intercontinental Champion title after winning against former champion Test. With that, the WCW US Championship was officially dead, just like the WCW.
Rusev vs. John Cena
Throughout 2014, Rusev tore through the stars of "Raw" and "SmackDown," showing no mercy in pursuit of glory. Many thought the title match against John Cena in 2015 would've stopped Rusev’s reign, but after making Cena pass out with the Accolade submission hold, he was one of the few to beat Cena in that era.
Ryder vs. Ziggler
After months of working, Zach Ryder got his shot at immortality at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011, challenging Dolph Zigler to what was easily the highest-profile match of his entire career. Determined to win, Ryder took the title, and while he didn't hold it for long, that doesn't diminish the excitement of his win.